Brazzaville Beach

An ecologist goes to Africa to do routine field research on primates and to heal the wounds of her troubled marriage to a brilliant English mathematician, but what she finds turns decades of primate research on its head and puts her career, and her life, in danger.

In a book packed with scientific and mathematical metaphors, Boyd explores how people create, defend, ignore, or subvert the belief systems that govern their lives. If on one level this is an intellectual thriller, on another it is very much an exciting and riveting adventure story, and on yet another a subtle examination of the power grid of personal relationships. -- Booklist 1991  

Bremen FMS Book Club, 23 June 2014: Read meeting notes

Oldenburg FMS Book Club, 4 July 2014: Read meeting notes